Simply after the middle of your pregnancy, or earlier, you could notice the muscles of your uterus (womb) tightening. I do not know what natural contractions feel like but contractions brought on by pitocin are the precise absolute undeniable satan. At 38 weeks I woke to them happening every 10 minutes – tho they eased when I moved & they had been quick & not painful, so I did not worry an excessive amount of.
If these are true Braxton Hick contractions and they are not untimely labor then they are inlikely to affect the child. You’re feeling the umbilical wire slip into your cervix or vaginal canal (it could be cord prolapse ). As your pregnancy progresses, Braxton Hicks contractions are likely to happen considerably more often, however until you get to your last few weeks, they will most likely remain rare, irregular, and painless.
Painful, tense and time consuming, labor contractions are what everybody has been waiting for. Even for those who’re nearing your due date, they won’t induce labor and are not dangerous in a normal pregnancy. It’s possible to really feel Braxton Hicks contractions as early as 16 weeks (Shepherd et al 2004:238).
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